Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Verse of the Day for WEDNESDAY, November 11, 2020


1 John 2:15-16
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
The world here is creation after the fall and under the dominion of Satan. It is creation no longer oriented toward God, but temporary and dominated by inordinate passions. The world distorts every realm of God's good creation. There are (1) sensual pleasures of the flesh (physical passions), (2) intellectual attainments and capacities of the eyes (the soul's passions), and (3) inordinate possessions, power, and honors of life (the pride of human spirit). Biblical ascetic practices—prayer, fasting, almsgiving—help us overcome these distortions and live lives of virtue.

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The Holy Bible, King James Version (KJV)

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